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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 7. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: May July. Fruit : September-November.
Type: Type: “Habitat in India”.
Distribution: Distribution: Mediterranean, Caucasus, Northern Persia, Eastern Afghanistan, Hindukush, India, Pakistan, China.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Common in termperate forests, hilly tracts of the northern regions. Frequently found with Jasminum humile. Eaten by grazing animals.
Photo: Jasminum officinale L. (Photo)
Map Location: B-7 Hazara: Nathia Gali, Qaiser and Ghafoor 2048 (KUH); Changla Gali, 9000 ft., Mohindar .Nath 262 (RAW) ; Shogran, F. Grohmann 5925 (RAW) ; Kaghan vy., 8400 ft., Inayat and J.F. Duthie 19935 a (K) ; Jabori, 4500 ft., J.F. Duthie, s.n., 5th June, 1899 (K); Abbottabad, A. Majid 541 (PFI-M); Swat: below Kalam, 5000-6000 ft., R.R. Stewart 24524 (RAW); Yakh Tangai, 2000 m, F. Grohmann 5926 (RAW) ; Kashmir: Keran to Reshna, 5500 ft,, R.R. and I.D. Stewart 17702 (RAW) ; B-8 below Tragbal, 6000-7000 ft., R.R. Stewart 19441 (RAW) ; C-6 Kurram vy., J.E.T. Aitchinson 626 (K) ; Nurkai, Harsukh 14691 (K) ; C-7 Rawalpindi Dist.: Murree Hills, 7000 ft., E. Nasir 3023 (RAW) ; D-4 Baluchistan: Quetta vy., Agri. Institute Quetta no. 5255 (RAW).


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Shrubs, sometimes twining or seeking support. Branches long, weak, sparsely hairy when young. Leaves 5-10 cm long, opposite, imparipinnate, petiole and midrib narrowly margined; leaflets 3-7, upper surface slightly pubescent, especially on midrib and margins, lateral leaflets acute or apiculate, sessile or subsessile, the upper pair sometimes with broad connate bases, terminal much larger, ovate or lanceolate, acuminate. Flowers fragrant, 1-10 in subumbellate terminal, often leafy cymes; pedicels up to 2 cm. Bracts linear, c. 5 mm long. Calyx teeth linear, 5-10 mm long, puberulous. Corolla white, tube 1-2 cm long, lobes 4-5, oblong, shorter than the tube, more or less involute at the margins. Berry black when ripe, elliptic or globose, 8-10 mm long, full of crimson juice.
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